|DR1.com - Three more femicides were reported on Sunday 8 and Monday 9 June, bringing the total number of women murdered by their partners or former partners to 10 this month. Four of the victims had their throats cut, one was dismembered and another beaten and thrown into the sea in San Pedro de Macoris. |
The latest victims include 27-year old Yesennia Suero Jimenez, who according to the police was decapitated by her former husband, who then hanged himself. They left behind a six-month old girl.
Later the same day, Yomaira Altagracia de la Cruz, 20, from San Franciso de Macoris was shot in the head by her former husband who was later arrested.
According to relatives, in both cases the women had left their husbands due to domestic violence.
In San Pedro de Macoris, a 23-year old man was arrested on Sunday, 8 June, as a suspect in the death of his girlfriend, Coralis Nolasco, 16, who was found dead just off the jetty in the city.
Dominican Watchdog Note - When will civilization arrive to the Dominican Republic? Sounds like Afganistan the way they treat women!!!